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Welcome to the American Library!

The American Library, the newest branch of the Karlsruhe Public Library and supported by the Friends of the American Library Karlsruhe e.V., offers an abundant variety of literature and other media in English and information about the United States as well as the most important recent English language publications.

The American Library offers (in English)

  • over 39,000 books (fiction, non-fiction, juvenile, reference, easy readers)
  • about 2500 DVDs including BluRay
  • over 1700 CDs (pop/rock, jazz, classical, country & western, etc.)
  • books on CD
  • 16 magazine subscriptions
  • 2 newspaper subscriptions
  • information materials on studying, working, and interning in English-speaking countries
  • test preparation materials for the TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.
  • free internet access
  • Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U and PS4 games

We also offer
  • cultural events for adults and children
  • special services for English classes and teachers
  • library tours
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